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Grande Mosque

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Address: | Médina de Sousse, Sousse 4000, Tunisia

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The Great Mosque of Kairouan

The Great Mosque of Kairouan is one of the most impressive and largest Islamic monuments in North Africa. It is also one of the oldest places of worship in the Islamic world, as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 March 2016
Wilfred P
Hong Kong, China
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

I have meant to go to this Mosque on so many occasions that I thought I'd would try this time when I was in the centre of Sousse The man at the door was very friendly and wanted to tell me more about the Mosque, such as the separation for men and women by screens with them all actually being... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

As it is well-known it's almost impossible to get into the mosque. Fortunatelly this place wasn't even worth entering.

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Was welcomed to the Mosque by the locals, respecting their rules etc. The mosque is huge and has a very peaceful atmosphere.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

The Great Mosque of Kairouan is one of the most impressive and largest Islamic monuments in North Africa. It is also one of the oldest places of worship in the Islamic world, as well as a model for all later mosques in the Maghreb.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Very interesting and had a nice feel to it.Security was a wee bit intimidating but i suppose this is natural for this area.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

Beautiful old mosque in the heart of the UNESCO heritage site of the old souk. The mosque is spectacular and is a haven of peace and tranquillity within the UNESCO souk. Both compliment each other and have been there for centuries. This is the beating heart of Sousse. Non Muslim visitors can visit in the morning.

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Interesting visit to historical site. Be aware of the narrow steps when climbing the high tower, and unguarded areas.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Fascinating place to visit, our guide was so knowledgeable and entertained us with anecdotes and facts about the Mosque. well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

This mosque is a block away from the castle. both were built by the Aghlabi dynasty. The mosque is about 1200 years old and is still in great condition. The architecture is similar to that of Kairawan and zaytuna mosques. The double pillars supporting the arches. They maintain almost the same dimensions between arches inside the mosques. All pillars are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

From Tunis to Sousse is a long bus ride but the trip is worth the visit to the Mosque and neighbouring souk. Constructed upon the remains of both early Roman temples and Christian churches (watch for the remnants of predecessor religious sites in stairs and walls of the mosque), this is a magnificent structure. We were not permitted to enter,... More 

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